Saturday, December 04, 2004

Angelou to salute Hamer in speech at Delta State

Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, two nationally recognized poets, are scheduled to be in Mississippi this month.

Angelou, who paid tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer during the Democratic National Convention earlier this year, will continue her salute to the late Mississippi civil rights activist by speaking this weekend to kick off a $1 million fund-raising campaign to honor Hamer.

Angelou will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University. Tickets are available at the box office of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. It opens at 1 p.m. on Sunday. (Tickets are $30.)

Giovanni will perform at 7 p.m. at the Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center's 12th Annual Dinner Theater on Friday, Dec. 10. For tickets or additional information, call (601) 979-2055.

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